High-Risk Pregnancy Support
Most pregnancies and deliveries are healthy and without complication, but some women experience high risk pregnancies or develop complications during pregnancy, childbirth or postpartum. The term "high risk" is often given to women who are expecting multiples, or who have medical conditions such as diabetes, chronic hypertension or asthma.
Providing a safe, home-like environment with the best possible medical care and services for mother and baby is our top priority. It's reassuring to know that St. Luke's has perinatologists and other medical staff and resources to help provide care for high-risk conditions. These specialists use the latest treatments and technology, such as 3D/4D ultrasound, to diagnose and monitor such conditions.
High-Risk (Special Care) Pregnancy Resources and Information
For babies that need extra medical attention or arrive early, St. Luke's Level II Neonatal Special Care Nursery provides that intensive care.
Genetic counseling is available for individuals concerned about a family history of birth defects or genetic disease, maternal age, exposures during pregnancy, an abnormal maternal serum screen result or abnormal ultrasound findings. Genetic counseling is offered in a non-judgmental, non-directive fashion to allow parents to make informed decisions.
For more information on genetic counseling services, call 314-469-3990.